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Post-Doc: Post-doctoral researcher for the project The Cult of Saints: a Christendom-wide study of its origins, spread and development (Latin evidence), University of Warsaw

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Post-Doc: Post-doctoral researcher for the project The Cult of Saints: a Christendom-wide
study of its origins, spread and development (Latin evidence), University of Warsaw
Deadline: 31 September 2017
The Institute of History, University of Warsaw, is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral
researcher for a position in the project The Cult of Saints: a Christendom-wide study of
its origins, spread and development. The Project is supported by an Advanced Grant
from the European Research Council under Grant Agreement Number 340540 and is
based at the University of Oxford with a partnership at the University of Warsaw. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of seven post-doctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Prof. Bryan Ward-Perkins (University of Oxford), but under direct supervision of Dr. hab. Robert Wiśniewski (University of Warsaw). The postholder will have responsibility for collecting Latin evidence consisting mostly of literary texts, within an electronic searchable database. The postholder is also expected to produce sole-authored articles on aspects of the cult of saints in the West.
This is a full-time time position for 12 months, starting on 1 November 2017 or soon
thereafter. The postholder will be offered the salary of about 2 700 Euros per month.
For more information about the Project see: http://cultofsaints.history.ox.ac.uk
If you have any questions about the project or the recruitment procedure, please
address them to Robert Wiśniewski (r.wisniewski@uw.edu.pl)
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CFP: Medieval Eurabia: Religious Crosspollinations in Architecture, Art and Material Culture during the High and Late Middle Ages (1000-1600) at Annual Conference of the Association for Art History, UK, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK, 5th-7th April, 2018

800px-french_ciborium_with_rim_engraved_with_arabic_script_and_islamic_inspired_diamond_shaped_pattern_limoges_france_1215_1230Call for Papers: Session on Medieval Eurabia: Religious Crosspollinations in Architecture, Art and Material Culture during the High and Late Middle Ages (1000-1600) at Annual Conference of the Association for Art History, UK, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK, 5th-7th April, 2018
Deadline:
1st November, 2017

Panel organised by Sami De Giosa, Oxford University and Nikolaos Vryzidis, British
School at Athens
Email: aahchristianmuslimpanel2018@gmail.com
The coexistence of Christianity and Islam in the Medieval Mediterranean led to a
transfer of knowledge in architecture and material culture which went well beyond
religious and geographical boundaries. The use of Islamic objects in Christian
contexts, the conversion of churches into mosques and the mobility of craftsmen are
manifestations of this process. Although studies beginning with Avinoam Shalem’s
Islam Christianized (1996), have dealt extensively with Islamic influence in the West
and European influence in the Islamic Mediterranean, sacred objects, and material
culture more generally, have been relatively neglected. From crosses found in
Mosques, to European-Christian coins with pseudo/-shahada inscriptions, medieval
material culture is rife with visual evidence of the two faiths co-existing in both
individual objects and monuments.
This panel invites papers from scholars working on intercultural exchange in art,
architecture and material culture. We particularly welcome contributions that focus
on sacred objects that have been diverted or ‘converted’ to a new purpose, whether
inside or outside an explicitly religious context.
Papers should present original research, which expands the boundaries of
knowledge and which the scholars would like to be considered for publication.
Abstract should be no more than 250 words long.
 

 

New Book Series: Christianities Before Modernity

 

Challenging the perception of Christianity as a unified and European religion before the sixteenth century, this series interrogates the traditional chronological, geographical, social, and institutional boundaries of premodern Christianity. Books in this series seek to rebuild the lived experiences and religious worlds of understudied people as well as landmark disputes and iconic figures by recovering underappreciated vernacular sources, situating localized problems and mundane practices within broader social contexts, and addressing questions framed by contemporary theoretical and methodological conversations.

Christianities Before Modernity embraces an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, publishing on history, literature, music, theater, classics, folklore, art history, archaeology, religious studies, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, sociology, and other areas.

Grounded in original sources and informed by ongoing disciplinary disputes, this series demonstrates how premodern Christians comprised diverse and conflicted communities embedded in a religiously diverse world.

Series Editors:

Rabia Gregory, University of Missouri

Kathleen E. Kennedy, Pennsylvania State Brandywine

Susanna A. Throop, Ursinus College

Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA

Advisory Board:

Adnan A. Husain, Queen’s University

István Perczel, Central European University

Eyal Poleg, Queen Mary University of London

Carl S. Watkins, Magdalene College, Cambridge

Publisher: MIP, The University Press at Kalamazoo

For more information, visit: https://mip-archumanitiespress.org/series/mip/christianities-before-modernity/. For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact the acquisitions

editor, Erika Gaffney (Erika.Gaffney@arc‐humanities.org).

 

Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages

00371101Current Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages

Getty Museum of Art,  September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014

 Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such as healing the sick or raising the dead. Even when their tormentors were performing exceptionally brutal acts—shooting them repeatedly with arrows, for example, or violently beheading them—martyr saints were pictured remaining steadfast in their faith. This exhibition, drawn from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection, presents manuscripts that allowed medieval viewers to witness these dramatic narratives and venerate the saints as models of piety.

For more information visit http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/saints/

BBC Four: Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities

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BBC 4: Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities

Series in which historian Simon Sebag Montefiore traces the sacred history of Istanbul. Known as the ‘city of the world’s desire’, it’s a place that has been the focus of passion for believers of three different faiths – Paganism, Christianity and Islam – and for nearly 3,000 years its streets have been the battleground for some of the fiercest political and religious conflicts in history.

In three episodes Montefiore charts the rise of Istanbul from pagan trading post to capital of three empires and two religions, becoming not only holy but the most coveted city in the world.

For more information see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03l2shc

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2014-2015, Jerusalem

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2014-2015
Deadline: 1 February 2014
Old City from the Mount of the Olives

The Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in one of the following areas of study:
 – New Testament, Early Christianity, its literature and Jewish context
 – Eastern Christianity
 – Christianity in Palestine/Eretz-Israel (in all fields and throughout its entire history)
 – Jewish-Christian relations

The successful candidate will be awarded for one year (or 6 months), beginning on 1 October 2014, a grant of $2000 per month, travel expenses, and library privileges at the Hebrew University.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue her/his own research and publications, and to participate in the ongoing academic activities of the CSC. The fellow will be expected to deliver one or two lectures about her/his own research, and to be present in the Hebrew University for the duration of the fellowship. The fellowship requires residence in Jerusalem.

Candidates should have received their Ph.D. degree after 1 July 2001 and before 1 July 2014 at the latest, from an institution other than the Hebrew University.

Applications should include:
– a letter of interest including an indication of the other institutes to which she/he have applied (maximum of 500 words); Curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a research project description (maximum of 1000 words); two letters of recommendation (one from her/his Ph.D. supervisor); an official copy of her/his Ph.D. degree certificate or Ph.D. submission

All application materials must be submitted via the online application form.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2014. A decision will be announced by April 2014.
Should you have any queries or require further information you may contact us at: csc@mail.huji.ac.il